Fireworks and Fathers

Hoping we didn’t give our baby permanent trauma

Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash

Our city takes the Fourth of July very seriously. The day’s festivities include a parade that draws an audience of around 4,000 people (twice the population of our town), a party in the park, and of course a grand fireworks display.

The city shoots off the fireworks at the airport, and hundreds of people tailgate in…